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Olmsted Falls High School

Public | 9-12 | 1197 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2012:
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2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted December 3, 2013

I think Olmsted Falls school district is a great school to bring your children to. I transferred from St Joes and found Olmsted Falls classes and teachers were better equipped to challenge students and fit my educational needs the best. Some teachers at the lower grade levels care more about being students friends rather than giving a quality education. As you move up, the teachers are great. Some parents need to worry about raising their kids better rather than threatening teachers to pass them or make them do something the parents should be doing. As for the hormonal high school reviewer, get off this site and study. It's "They're rude and they're not the nicest teachers". No one likes high school when they are in it. Grow up.


Posted May 21, 2013

I have kids in the Olmsted Falls middle school, and am VERY disappointed in the way the administration runs the building, they really need a reality check, I agree with some of the other reviews, I think that a lot of what is done is to "LOOK GOOD" to the outside world. EDUCATION does not seem to be the top priority to the principle / vice principle I think they are on a power trip and they feel they can do no wrong. I would NEVER tell anyone to bring their kids into this district, BIGGEST MISTAKE of my life bringing my kids to live in Olmsted Falls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2013

I attended Olmsted Falls schools when I was growing up, and knew it to be a good school. We moved back to the area when my son became school aged. Boy, was that a huge mistake. He has been bullied mercilessly. Both mentally and physically. The administration turns a blind eye. They have no clue as to what is going on right under their noses, BUT they can tell you as a parent, how YOU are going wrong in raising your child! Amazing! Enough is enough already. Something needs to be done. I would NOT reccommend this school system to anyone. I am embarrassed to say I attended these schools, and quite ashamed that I sent my child here to be tormented. The assistant principal says maybe counseling would help my child. NO, what would help my child is to be able to go to a school to learn. Instead, he lives every evening in terror knowing that he has to go back again the next day and deal with all the hate. Do your jobs and protect our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2013

I moved to this district to give my kids a better education. I am less than satisfied. The amount of bullying that goes on is unheard of. Even with constant communication and proof nothing has been done. It seems the administration cares if your child is either in sports or comes from money. Sadly I will be homeschooling even though I pay a boat load of money in taxes. I would not recommend this district to anyone. The administration seems to be trying to brush these issues to the side and its not solving anything. I spoke to many parents out here with the same issues. Very disappointing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2012

I have been told by several students that their grades had been drastically bumped up in order for the teachers to look better. My experience with this school is not very good, as I personally feel that most of what is portrayed is stictly for show, especially when it somes to the state and national audience. Not to mention, the administration does not know the first thing when it comes to bullying!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2011

I attended Olmsted Falls High School just a couple years ago and am now a student at Cleveland State. Although in early years at the school I felt some of the teachers or classes were unreasonable, in my later years there I found relief in having more control of my classes and found teachers I could respect. Undoubtingly, some of the teachers at this school are not tolerable nor are they understanding. It's not in terms of intelligence or discipline, they're simply ignorant and arrogant. Other teachers at this school are inspirational and alone the reason to try to find sense and life in the world. Overall, I'm confident in saying this school has prepared me for my further education and dealing with people. In my last year at Olmsted the students seemed to rebel more than ever and the administration's clueless as to what to do so their discipline is excessive in unnecessary ways. It seemed as though they sought to find problems where there were none and didn't really see or care about what was really going on in most cases.


Posted January 21, 2011

I am a student at Olmsted falls high school I just started here as a freshman and I hate it!! I went to Olmsted falls middle school and I loved it, but I got to the high school and it s the worst! The teachers are awful!! There rude, and there not the nicest teachers that you can meet, when you call the principle he may sound concerned but really they don't care!! The only thing that I like about Olmsted falls is the kids i have made a lot of friends but I hear that the middle school is getting a bad group of kids coming into the high school, this school is not worth it! The test scores might be good, but the teachers and the staff are rude and they just don't care what you are the parents have to say. We moved here for the schools and now we are regurgitating it! don't make the mistake that we made on going to this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2008

An excellent school with great teachers although over the last few years the discipline has become slack with the new administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2005

I graduated from Olmsted Falls High School in recent years and now attend Ohio State University. I feel that it has prepared me better than many other students here. The teacher not only teach you the material, but also show different types of teaching meathods and teach how to study.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students95%
Female>=95%
Male92%
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White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled65%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students98%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=95%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled80%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled65%
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female>=95%
Male91%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabled60%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female>=95%
Male91%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled65%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
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105 (2010)
 
107 (2009)
 
105 (2008)

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Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

No Value-Added data was reported for this school.

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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ACT participation

73%

Average ACT score

23

Graduation rate

96%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 74%
Black 2% 16%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A47%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 11%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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26939 Bagley Rd
Olmsted Falls, OH 44138
Phone: (440) 427-6100

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